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Afghanistan

Volume 712: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the statistics, as at 13 July, of the fatalities suffered by the United Kingdom in Afghanistan. [HL5042]

Between the start of operations in October 2001 and 13 July 2009, there have been 184 fatalities suffered by British Forces personnel as result of operations in Afghanistan. Of these, 156 fatalities were as a result of hostile action.

Fatality and casualty statistics for UK military and civilian personnel in Afghanistan are updated fortnightly on the MoD website. The tables can be found at http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/FactSheets/OperationsFactsheets/OperationsInAfghanistan BritishCasualties.htm.